February 28, 2012

Sanford-Burnham Challenges Supporters to “Get Real” for Stem Cell Research

LA JOLLA, Calif., February 28, 2012

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) will host its fourth annual Bring It! event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center on April 27, 2012, in support of stem cell research. This year’s reality show theme will challenge guests to answer trivia questions and participate in a variety of fun and unusual games.

Bernie Machen, President, University of Florida

Bring It! funds the HeadNorth Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Project, a collaboration between Sanford-Burnham and HeadNorth, as well as other promising stem cell research taking place at the Institute. Researchers are currently studying uses for stem cells in treating or curing diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and a number of other conditions.

This lively fundraising event promises opportunities to meet-and-greet with San Diego’s business A-listers at a cocktail reception with gourmet bites and entertainment. Then the games begin, with attendees seated in teams of 10, competing for the title of 2012 Bring It! champion.

Bring It! is held annually in San Diego and in Orlando. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are offered to businesses wishing to reach an active, affluent audience. Tickets, sponsorships and further information are available at www.sanfordburnhamevents.org/bringit or by calling Chelsea Luedeke at (858) 795-5239.

Sanford-Burnham wishes to thank presenting sponsor Life Technologies and additional sponsors San Diego Magazine, Troutman Sanders, Cushman and Wakefield, Creative Fusion , CONNECT, Mitz Levin, and Marleigh and Alan Gleicher.

For more information about Sanford-Burnham’s work with stem cells please visit http://beaker.sanfordburnham.org/category/stem-cells/.

About Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is an independent nonprofit research organization that blends cutting-edge fundamental research with robust drug discovery to address unmet clinical needs in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, immunity, and metabolic disorders. The Institute invests in talent, technology, and partnerships to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries that will have the greatest impact on patients. Recognized for its world-class NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, SBP employs more than 1,100 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla. For more information, visit us at SBPdiscovery.org.

SBP can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/SBPdiscovery and on Twitter @SBPdiscovery.

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